French Alps based ski school Oxygene that specialises in English speaking ski and snowboard lessons, has launched two new resorts for this winter – Tignes and Serre Chevalier.
- Two new resorts opening – Tignes and Serre Chevalier
- New café in Tignes specialising in vegan, vegetarian and gluten free food and partnered with socially and environmentally-friendly Italian coffee brand – first in France
- Particular focus on snowboard instruction in Tignes
- Strong focus on family lessons and ski touring in Serre Chevalier
- Both schools are managed by Oxygene instructors formerly based in Val d’Isere
The school has also opened a brand new café in Tignes, Oxygène Café, run by instructors Federico Luzuy and Beatrice Davico, partnered with Caffè Vergnano, a socially and environmentally-friendly Italian brand that supports coffee projects run by women, helping them to be economically independent.
Tignes has a particular focus on snowboarding lessons (Federico is exclusively qualified as a snowboard teacher), offering group snowboard lessons for children from 5 years old (most ski schools start at 8) and the possibility of private snowboard lessons for children as young as 3 years old thanks to the use of the Burton Riglet* and Handlebar set up.
The southern French Alps resort of Serre Chevalier is another new opening for Oxygene and instructors Adrien and Charlotte Paupe are offering the chance for pupils to discover the vast off-piste terrain available with ski touring lessons for all levels.
Julien Favre, Oxygene Director, said: “The two new resorts of Tignes and Serre Chevalier means that we now offer 14 destinations across the French Alps, all with our unique teaching style and passionate English speaking instructors. Our new café in Tignes has opened already and we’re proud to be the first associated café in France partnered with ethical coffee brand, Caffè Vergnano. Both teams of instructors have come from the Oxygene family, out of Val d’Isère, and are now taking our brand to new resorts popular with British guests. We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone back this winter”.